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Sep 10, 2009 08:08 AM

Looking for fresh pasta sheets

I'm going to be making my cannelloni, but I really want to use fresh pasta sheets. I think they are so much better than the dried, but the online store I used to purchase from has closed up. Do any hounders have a site or a store that will ship fresh sheets?

Thanks all!!

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  1. I haven't used them but I've seen them at Costco.

    1. Don't know where you live but I have bought before at an Italian specialty store. Maybe you could see if there are any in your area.

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      1. re: Allice98

        No, Unfortunately the closest "specialty" store we have is about 45 miles away and I've never seen fresh pasta sheets there.

        1. re: FoodChic

          Maybe call some grocery stores/food places before going out anywhere. Why waste the gas and time if you can find out the answer before you go - also, depending on how much you would use maybe a store can order them for you if you ask.

          Honestly though fresh pasta is really easy to make if you want to try your hand at it. Sheets being the easiest of everything.

          1. re: Allice98

            I second that. Pasta sheets are ridiculously easy to make. You don't even need a pasta machine. Just mix up some pasta in a stand mixer or food processor or by hand and roll it out in small batches (a french rolling pin works best). You probably could make enough sheets for your dish in the time it would take you to drive to the store and back. Granted, it might be a bit more uneven and rustic, but you would have bragging rights ("Where did I get the pasta? I made it myself, of course".)

            But you might want to do a test run a few days before guests arrive, just in case you need a backup plan.

            1. re: Zeldog

              I know, I know, you're all right. But I've never really made pasta...I have a terrible intimidation factor there. I've relied on this wonderful family owned store that made beautiful pasta. Now I'm stuck.

              Any hints and suggestions would be most welcome.

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        1. In Italy we use also the dough for lasagna, put the stuffing in the center and roll, or use the dough for crepes.

          1. I'd use fresh lasagne sheets from the supermarket.